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Kelli Pflug serves pitchfork fondue to Buddy Garren during the Bakken Rocks Cookfest in Ray. Employees of G3 operating, Go Wireline and Quinn Pumping teamed up to compete in the cooking contest, which attracted more than 1,200 community members.

Oil companies say 'thank you' with cookfest

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RAY -- The oil industry threw a thank you party Tuesday for communities in the heart of oil development.

Thirteen teams with the Bakken Rocks Cookfest event prepared everything from ribs to jambalaya to banana pudding for residents from Ray and the surrounding communities.


Organizers estimated that more than 1,200 people attended the free event.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.